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The Set: Pete Deksnis's Site about the CT-100

Restoring a Vintage Color Television Set

Revised September 14, 2014

Total surviving sets = 162

Total serial numbers = 110

CTC-2 Serial Numbers

Living List Data Notes
B1111283
B1111429 126
B1111542 116
B1111566 140
B1112251 78
B8000097 144 Oldest CT-100

Owned by Hickok to develop color TV test equipment.

B8000158 123 Donor
B8000162
B8000173 1
B8000194 89
B8000316
B8000619 Germany
B8000633 80
B8000658 61
B8000687 70
B8000728 77
B8000758 149 Donor w/CRT
B8000785 143
B8000791 84
B8000853
B8000884 88
B8000903 96
B8000936 122 France
B8000952 152
B8000979 75
B8000991 59
B8001050 Brazil
B8001066 Donor
B8001121 87 Italy
B8001132 130
B8001136
B8001140
B8001214  157
B8001337 24
B8001338
B8001399 128
B8001439
B8001482 Donor
B8001492 Donor
B8001503
B8001542 116
B8001554
B8001617 15
B8001628
B8001658 146
B8001671 73
B8001677
B8001829 156
B8001876 105
B8001933 132
B8002003 86
B8002017 135 Donor
B8002025 147
B8002041 127
B8002101  
B8002122 133
B8002126 129
B8002129 111 (duplicate)
B8002175 138
B8002177
B8002227
B8002239
B8002282 131  
B8002390
B8002407 12
B8002426 137
B8002510 121
B8002527 154 Italy
B8002539
B8002567 160
B8002570 142
B8002601
B8002614 153
B8002698 134
B8002733
B8002767 107
B8002795 151
B8002813 115
B8002820 72 Donor
B8002837
B8002838
B8002886 79
B8002899 110
B8003003 148
B8003103 141
B8003143 158
B8003192 159
B8003196 76
B8003199 114
B8003249 155
B8003319
B8003328
B8003331  
B8003402 150 Donor
B8003447
B8003485
B8003603 102
B8003659
B8003674 136
B8003708 100
B8003733 118
B8003757 124
B8003798
B8003801
B8003911 95 Donor
B8003962
B8003984    
B8003993 125  
B8004019 Newest CT-100
B9003798 Only B900 SN - France

 

The CT-100 site came on-line in 1999 and began collecting data on surviving sets; serialization started in 2002 with the 55th known Merrill.

I went through the list line-by-line today and found the serialization to be basically accurate. Some details:

[1] Twenty-five numbers from 2003 and 2004 were lost in a computer crash . Six of those 25 were recovered: #75, 77, 89, 94, 95, and 96.

[2] The data indicates that, from 2002 through 2014, if you fill in the 'lost' 2003/2004 numbers, the sequence is basically complete. Only #64 through #67, which are 2002 entries, are unaccounted for. Also, I did not serialize the two sets cobbled together by Tim and Don as they are not actually production Merrills. Their CTC2 serial numbers are, however, shown on the published list.

[3] Approximately one-third of the known Merrills on the list were added in the first three years of data accumulation. Nineteen were added in 2002. By January 8, 2006, 110 Merrills were known. One-hundred-twenty-eight by January 10, 2008. Only three each in 2009, 2010, and 2011. But in 2013 things picked up. Ten new Merrills popped up.